Semispheres

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

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87%
Feb 20, 2017

I enjoyed the relaxing pacing and feel of the game. While writing my Semispheres review, I continued to play the game even after I had drafted this review. When a game does that to you, you know it’s doing something right. The fact that there are no timers rushing you to beat a level as fast as possible, not to mention that there’s no “game over” of any sort as you play make this a very great pick up and play release that quickly puts you “in the zone.” I highly recommend Semispheres to puzzle game fans as it will provide you with many hours of fun before you manage to finish the final puzzle.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2017

Semispheres is a smart, relaxing, and challenging puzzler that brings fresh ideas to the genre.

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9 / 10
Feb 13, 2017

Semisphere is a solid puzzle game, and it’s worth your time and money, It a relaxing experience that is perfect after a lousy day at school or work so that you can kick back and relax as you play to your heart’s content.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2017

There are plenty of puzzlers out there, but there’s just something special about the way this implements such a peaceful, meditative stance.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 15, 2017

With all advantages Semispheres has a significant drawback – the game is too easy even in the later stages, and a combination of different skills rarely can be quite a serious challenge even for a beginner. The developers simply do not use a whole range of mechanics to make the game harder and more interesting. Still there is some hope for a DLC, which has not been even announced yet. However, as a means for relaxing before going to sleep or an opportunity to rest between big projects this game from a small indie-studio is almost indispensable.

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8 / 10
Sep 14, 2017

What Semispheres lacks in quantity it more than makes up for it with quality. It's entirely possible to get through every puzzle in just a few short hours, but a reasonably high skill threshold and thought-provoking design ensure the experience remains memorable from start to finish. By having each Joy-Con correspond with each sphere, multiplayer is incredibly natural and comfortable. For that alone, the Switch port comes off as the definitive version. With a truly meditative ambience and stellar puzzle design, Semispheres can be enjoyed in blissful solitude just as much as in the company of a good friend.

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8 / 10
Feb 14, 2017

The dual reality premise makes Semispheres distinctly unique in its gameplay and is a clever mechanic that other puzzle game developers would do well to take note of.

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Robert BaddeleyRobert Baddeley

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

The bottom line is if you are looking for a game you can pick up when you have 15 minutes or two hours to spare, look no further.  There's no gear grind, there's no falling behind if you don't play for a day or a week and the mechanics are easy enough that you don't have to start over if you take too much time off.  It has become part of my evening routine before going to sleep and with plenty of levels to burn through, it's safe to say it's there to stay.

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4 / 5
Feb 13, 2017

Semispheres’ puzzles are really fun to get into and you will definitely find yourself wanting more once they are complete. The intrinsic nature of the game really is it’s drive. It was a shame that although the story was quite interesting to go through, it just seemed like a byline to the puzzles. This was the only thing stopping me from giving this game top marks.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2017

"Semispheres is a short, sweet, and succinct puzzle game. It's not too hard and the learning curve is fairly kind so non-puzzle gamers have nothing to fear here. The last few stages and levels will make you think though unless you exploit around them. Most will certainly appreciate the art and music which are arguably the game's best features. Hell, you could legitimately meditate to the tunes if you truly wanted. I can easily recommend this title to fans of the genre, just understand how long the experience will last."

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